The Espacio room of the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid hosts until January 16, 2022 “Colour. The knowledge of the invisible”, an exhibition that explores colour in all its facets: cultural, economic, etc.
Starting with the first experiments carried out by historical figures such as Isaac Newton (1643-1727)-who manages, through the use of a prism, to fragment the beam of light into seven colours-or the Nobel Prize winner Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) – the use of photography in the documentation of neural networks was a major breakthrough for the time, History has witnessed a continuous evolution in the field of light research that in turn has led to numerous advances in different disciplines such as pharmacology or neuroscience. With regard to the latter area, the installation is the result of the collaboration between the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, which aims to collect the emotions aroused by the different colors it emits to analyze the greater or lesser psychological component that these reactions have.
Other pieces that the curators Miguel Ángel Delgado and María Santoyo point out as essential are a first edition of Opticks by Isaac Newton, a monochrome painting by Yves Klein on loan from the Museo Reina Sofía, Balenciaga’s dress from the Barcelona Design Museum and The Warmth, a piece by Italian artist Roselena Ramistella in which she portrays different groups of refugees using a thermal camera, capturing the tones emitted and linking them to the different stories of the refugees.
A space with the focus on the light in detail.
Art for the Hungry.
Text: Beatriz Igea Sanchez.
Photos: Nicholas Nixon-Telefónica Foundation.
HōRNō _ Online Art Gallery.